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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-01-2015, 07:34 AM
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Posted By BasementBob
Stiffness. An optimum wall is one with the...

Stiffness.

An optimum wall is one with the lowest resonance frequency and highest coincidence frequency, and largest sum TL across all frequencies.

Think of a drum. If you tension/stiffen the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-25-2015, 11:46 PM
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Views: 63,313
Posted By BasementBob
Any solution using rubber results in a...

Any solution using rubber results in a mass-spring-mass (M-S-M) system, which has a resonance frequency.
Lots of machines vibrate within a higher frequency range, which is so far above M-S-M...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-25-2015, 11:31 PM
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Views: 63,313
Posted By BasementBob
Replace 'dense' with 'massive' everywhere in that...

Replace 'dense' with 'massive' everywhere in that paragraph, and it would be correct.
A piece of paper is dense, about the same density of sheet of plywood -- but a piece of paper wouldn't stop much...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-23-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10,787
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Posted By BasementBob
Guilford of Maine is also fire resistant.

Guilford of Maine is also fire resistant.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-23-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8,080
Views: 748,432
Posted By BasementBob
Watched Kill the Messenger (2015)...

Watched Kill the Messenger (2015) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P6VM1SM)
3.3/5 (amazon 4.2/5, imdb 7/10, rotten tomatoes 72%)
A reporter becomes the target of a huge smear campaign that drives him...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-22-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8,080
Views: 748,432
Posted By BasementBob
Watched Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)...

Watched Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00STPQ8PO)
2.3/5 (amazon 2.7/5, imdb 6.2/10, rotten tomatoes 28%, Decent Films: B-...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-21-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 63,313
Posted By BasementBob
When http://www.soundproofingcompany.com/ ...

When
http://www.soundproofingcompany.com/
fails, try the older
http://www.greengluecompany.com/
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-21-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8,080
Views: 748,432
Posted By BasementBob
'Encounters at the End of the World (2007)',...

'Encounters at the End of the World (2007)', 'depressed penguin' documentarian Werner Herzog (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWH_9VRWn8Y#t=60)
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-20-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8,080
Views: 748,432
Posted By BasementBob
Watched Penguins of Madagascar (2014)...

Watched Penguins of Madagascar (2014) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SK573RU)
3/5 (amazon 4.4/5, imdb 6.8/10, Decent Films: C- (http://www.decentfilms.com/blog/penguinsofmadagascar-vid), rotten...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-17-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 63,313
Posted By BasementBob
When the mass of a barrier is doubled, the...

When the mass of a barrier is doubled, the isolation quality (or STC rating) increases by approximately 4-6 dB.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-15-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8,080
Views: 748,432
Posted By BasementBob
Watched Trancers 1 (1984), Trancers 2 (1991,...

Watched Trancers 1 (1984), Trancers 2 (1991, Trancers 3 (1992), Trancers 4 (1994), Trancers 5 (1994) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005B0QYTU)
2/5 (amazon 3.9/5, imdb 6.2/10, rotten tomatoes 51%)
Came...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-14-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10,787
Views: 1,399,907
Posted By BasementBob
I hope FRK is not the most popular -- it...

I hope FRK is not the most popular -- it shouldn't be. The uncertainty is a mess. The membrane will do something. What it will do in any given room is unknown.
The high end frequencies reflection...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-14-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10,787
Views: 1,399,907
Posted By BasementBob
- A baffle wall (drywall or 1 inch MDF wall, with...

- A baffle wall (drywall or 1 inch MDF wall, with holes for speakers, with the speaker face mounted flush with the room side wall surface) will get rid of one bunch of SBIR (Speaker Boundary...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-13-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 38,718
Posted By BasementBob
That does often seem to be the case -- some...

That does often seem to be the case -- some devices just have to have brightness turned way down to be right.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-12-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8,080
Views: 748,432
Posted By BasementBob
Watched Night at the Museum 3 Secret of the Tomb...

Watched Night at the Museum 3 Secret of the Tomb (2014) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SSI2IS8)
2.9/5 (amazon 4.3/5, imdb 6.3/10, rotten tomatoes 61%, AVS Ralph Potts: 3/5...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-11-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 38,718
Posted By BasementBob
The last drywall I put up, I used 'Richard...

The last drywall I put up, I used
'Richard Vac-hand'
http://www.homedepot.ca/product/easy-clamp-vac-hand-sanding/967008
attached to a little 'RIDGID 4.0 Gallon RIDGID PRO Vac WD4070' (lowest HP I...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-11-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8,080
Views: 748,432
Posted By BasementBob
Watched Hunger Games 3 Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)...

Watched Hunger Games 3 Mockingjay Part 1 (2014) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PYLT4YI)
3.6/5 (amazon 4/5, imdb 6.9/10, rotten tomatoes 74%, Decent Films: C+...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-10-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8,080
Views: 748,432
Posted By BasementBob
Watched Dragonheart 3 (2015)...

Watched Dragonheart 3 (2015) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P7RWOF0)
2/5 (amazon 3.8/5, imdb 5.2/10, rotten tomatoes 82%)
When aspiring knight Gareth goes in search of a fallen comet rumored to...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-08-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By BasementBob
Disney’s Fairy Series (films & tv special): 1)...

Disney’s Fairy Series (films & tv special):
1) Tinker Bell (September 18, 2008)
2) Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (October 27, 2009)
3) Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (September 21,...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-08-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8,080
Views: 748,432
Posted By BasementBob
Watched: A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)...

Watched: A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Yuch.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-08-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8,080
Views: 748,432
Posted By BasementBob
Watched Chalet Girl (2011)...

Watched Chalet Girl (2011) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Y1B3HE)
2.2/5 (amazon 4.0/5, imdb 6.5/10, rotten tomatoes 52%)
Chalet Girl is light comedic fun geared for teenage girls. I am neither, but...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-05-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8,080
Views: 748,432
Posted By BasementBob
Movie trivia [I haven't seen the film] ...

Movie trivia [I haven't seen the film]


God's Pocket
"Philip Seymour Hoffman once again shines in the third movie that he has made since he died. He will be in two more. (David Carradine did...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-26-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8,080
Views: 748,432
Posted By BasementBob
Watched The Destructors (1974) (aka The Marseille...

Watched The Destructors (1974) (aka The Marseille Contract) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ULEEMA)
2/5 (amazon 3.4/5, imdb 6.0/10)
Anthony Quinn, Michael Caine, James Mason
A tough U.S. Embassy...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-26-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8,080
Views: 748,432
Posted By BasementBob
Watched The Bravos (1972) ...

Watched The Bravos (1972) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XJD3H0)
2/5 (amazon 4/5, imdb 6.5/10)
The commander of an isolated frontier cavalry post tries to stop an Indian war and find his son, who...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-26-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8,080
Views: 748,432
Posted By BasementBob
Watched The Girl Hunters (1963)...

Watched The Girl Hunters (1963) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N5ND3B2)
2/5 (amazon 3.6/10, imdb 6.0/10)
Legendary detective Mike Hammer has spent seven years in an alcoholic funk after the supposed...
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